Android Pie on the Galaxy S9 to have a native dark theme, here's what it looks like

Android Pie on the Galaxy S9 to have a native dark theme, here's what it looks like
The Galaxy S9 is bound to receive Android 9.0 Pie very soon, and software builds for the device have already appeared online, allowing adventurous developers to sideload the build and test it out on their own devices. 

We've already been treated to a full preview of the upcoming software goodie, but more and more tidbits of info pertaining to the upcoming build pop up all the time, with the latest one being a closer look at the newly-fangled Night Theme, a brand new feature introduced in one of the latest Android Pie betas.

Before we detail Night Mode, a little pre-history is in tow. For years, Samsung has defaulted to a clean white interface of most of its stock apps, as well as core interface elements like the notifications shade/quick toggles pane and the main settings menu; hordes of vocal users have continuously expressed their desire for a native dark theme to make an appearance and make better use of those first-class AMOLED displays on deck. While such a thing could be achieved with the help of custom themes, a native dark theme remained a chimera for Samsung users.

Android Pie on the Galaxy S9 to have a native dark theme, here's what it looks like
Android Pie on the Galaxy S9 to have a native dark theme, here's what it looks like
Android Pie on the Galaxy S9 to have a native dark theme, here's what it looks like

Well, no longer, as Android Pie will seemingly bring a nifty Night Mode toggle in the settings app, which would allow users to switch between the regular bright and the new dark theme with a single tap, without having to resort to finding the perfect interface theme from the theme repository.

The theme seems to be affecting almost all stock Samsung apps and interface elements, including but not limited to the main Settings hub, the notification shade, and others.

We should probably expect Samsung to release Android Pie for the Galaxy S9, S9+, and Note 9 soon, probably in a month or two. Traditionally, Samsung users usually had to wait well until late December or even late January in some extreme cases, but hopefully Project Treble will speed things a bit.


source: XDA

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20 Comments

1. worldpeace

Posts: 3077; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Noice..

2. Elvis358

Posts: 194; Member since: Mar 25, 2018

Good but whole interface looks too wierd almost everything thing is in rounded conor boxes!

4. dnomadic

Posts: 361; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Elvis, I agree. The rounded corners ers just look weird. I do applaud the dark theme as it is ALWAYS my preferred look.

3. h4ck3d

Posts: 20; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Apple doesn't give us a dark iOS because reasons...

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 30687; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Try iOS smart invert. Looks really good.

13. kartik.07

Posts: 73; Member since: May 04, 2015

They would give dark mode in next iOS version according to me, as next iOS is about design and let then take time to implement it better and not like windows 10 did (we have a dark mode it looks s**tty and with no design changes to better fit the dark theme but we have a dark mode).

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 30687; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Looks good.

7. irossdrummer

Posts: 365; Member since: Jan 17, 2015

The ui seemed to change a bit too (unless that's just custom lol)

8. kevv2288

Posts: 266; Member since: Jul 30, 2015

Samsung has been releasing beta versions of the latest Android in late October for the last couple years. Are they doing this again with the S9/S9+ ?

9. DRS1977

Posts: 678; Member since: May 27, 2015

Don't worry, Google will copy this about 2 years later.

10. AbhiD

Posts: 517; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

They should have done it like OnePlus. Majority UI of OnePlus phones turns pitch black with Dark theme, not greyish like this one Samsung is bringing. Also what's with that weirdo interface? Everything looks too rounded and crappy. The earlier Samsung Experience looked way better

11. tokuzumi

Posts: 1759; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

Nice. I downloaded a dark theme on my S9, but I'd prefer a native dark theme.

12. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3064; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

For all its issues with apps, nobody does dark theme like Windows Mobile.

14. Nimbus

Posts: 435; Member since: Apr 02, 2018

+1 comment of the day Man.Love it when you mention WM dark theme with all its apps.Its closest may be only one+ and sony Ui dark theme.soon windows 10 may adopt dark theme too rather than dark mode.

15. gamehead unregistered

Is this exclusive to samsung?

16. steveedojob

Posts: 19; Member since: Nov 06, 2012

I really hope that on Android Pie will improved the battery life and camera on Samsung Galaxy S9s.

17. steveedojob

Posts: 19; Member since: Nov 06, 2012

I really hope that on Android Pie will improved the battery life and camera on Samsung Galaxy S9s.

18. Krjal

Posts: 402; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

I already use this "theme" with the help of a couple of extra apps and settings so having it built in is welcome and overdue by a few years.

19. Krjal

Posts: 402; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

I already use this "theme" with the help of a couple of extra apps and settings so having it built in is welcome and overdue by a few years.

20. cocoy

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 30, 2015

It's not as dark as the Mate 10 Pro or P20 Pro dark theme.

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